There are plenty of hair removal methods available, ranging from discount options at the corner drugstore to high-end products sold at beauty boutiques. Whether it’s a fancy razor, a depilatory cream crammed with essential oils or a wax stuffed with botanical extracts, the results are always the same: you have to remove the hair again in a matter of days or weeks. If you’re tired of the hair removal cycle and are interested in a permanent solution, laser hair removal may be just what you’re looking for.
A Diverse Treatment Option
Laser hair removal can be used virtually anywhere on the body. Women often treat their legs, bikini line, chins, and eyebrows, while men favor their arms, chests, and backs. Don’t be embarrassed if you suffer from hirsuteness and have hair in unusual areas. As long as the skin is unblemished and unbroken, the hair can be treated successfully.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
The laser is a beam of focused light that has been calibrated to heat your hair down to the roots while your skin remains at normal body temperature. The heat affects the hair follicles, rendering them unable to grow hair. As a result, the hair is removed and doesn’t grow back. The change is microscopic and has no effect on other skin components, such as sweat glands or pigment.
Hair grows in cycles, with a period of active growth followed by a period of dormancy. Laser only targets active follicles, as dormant follicles do not have a hair in them. This is why it will take several treatments to get rid of all the hair on any given area. You will notice a thinning of the hair after the very first treatment. By your last treatment, most all of the hair will be gone.
Am I a Good Candidate?
There are some skin conditions that don’t handle laser very well. People who have vitiligo, psoriasis or eczema shouldn’t receive laser treatments. Women with Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) should only receive laser if their condition is under control with medication. Laser has not been tested on pregnant women and should be avoided as a precaution if you’re expecting.
Learn More Today
Laser hair removal is an exciting treatment that can rid you of unwanted body hair permanently. If you’re interested in learning more about this option, request a consultation at Bella Tu Med Spa in Nyack and Goshen.